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Elvia Díaz: Eliminating grocery taxes would hurt rural cities more than it helps consumers

The Show regularly checks in with the Arizona Republic editorial board to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

House Republicans at the state Capitol are pushing a plan to eliminate the city sales tax on groceries in Arizona.

It’s a proposal that was met with skepticism from some — including Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts, who argues in a recent column that it is more likely that a move like this would hurt rural cities than help many consumers who are strapped for cash as prices on everything from eggs to milk goes up.

Republic editorial page editor Elvia Diaz joined The Show to talk more about it.

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